Building trust between police and the communities they serve is an essential component of positive and engaging community-police relationships. This section includes concepts like transparency, accountability, procedural justice, and police legitimacy. The importance of police culture is also a key component of this section.
Police-Citizen Contacts Model Policy and Concept Paper*
Unbiased Policing Model Policy and Concept Paper*
Building Trust Between Police and the Citizens They Serve: An Internal Affairs Promising Practices Guide for Local Law Enforcement
IACP National Policy Summit on Community-Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust
Improving Officer Response to Persons with Mental Illness and Other Disabilities: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders
Protecting Civil Rights: A Leadership Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement
Building Communities of Trust: Guidance for Community Leaders
Moving Forward by Acknowledging the Past
Continued Commitment to Effectiveness
Moving the Needle: The Science of Good Police-Citizen Encounters
Blending Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy into Police Culture
Fair and Impartial Policing: A Science-Based Approach
Testimony of Chief Richard Beary - Building Trust and Legitimacy
Public Safety Open Data Portal
Open Data in Policing Fact Sheet
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Police Presence on Social Media Helping Catch Criminals and Engage with Community (St. Petersburg, FL).
Council Approves Community Policing Resolution (Columbia, MO)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Police for 'Bigs in Blue' Program (Asheville, NC)
Dallas police want to talk to the city's youth (Dallas, TX).
Concerned about police-community relations? Sign up for a ride-along (Bakersfield, CA)
Forum on Police and Community Relations (Greensboro, NC)
Open Meeting With Police to Improve Community Relations (Sacremento, CA)
Police and Black Lives Matter Hold a Cookout, And Praise Rolls In (Wichita, Kan)
Police recruitment down, community helping out (Little Rock, AR)
Town hall meeting on improving police, community relations planned (Lancaster, PA)
Connecting with young black men crucial to improve relations (Jacksonville, FL).
Social media campaign aims to better community-police relations (Chicago, IL)
Session seeks public input on policing, community relations (Charleston, SC)
Police finds a way to interact with kids in the summer (Paragould, AR)
Baltimore Police work to rebuild community relations.
Mentor program aims to also prevent crime (Canon City, CO).
Keeping kids from crime one ice cream at a time (Anderson, SC).
New online option to file citizen complaints against police (Burlington, VT).
School-based police academy gets parents involved (Brownsville, TX)
Police select 25 officers to mentor at-risk youth (Miami, FL)
Residents discuss trust with police at Crime Intervention Task Force meeting (Orange County, FL)
Conservation agents and cops fish – and fry – with Ferguson kids (St. Louis County, MO)
Liaison aims to ease relationships between police and LGBT community (Columbia, MO)
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